If you look in the dictionary next to the word "ass", you may soon find a picture of Amir Khadir, the Quebec Solidaire co-leader, who says he will table a motion in the national assembly next week, to have former terrorist Paul Rose declared a hero. This is the same Paul Rose, convicted terrorist and murderer, who was responsible bringing violence, fear, intimidation, and eventually murder to the streets of Montreal.
Here's Khadir's rationale for declaring Rose a hero.
"You may have the reservations he had about his past in the FLQ, but no one can question his sincerity, his devotion, his integrity, his intellectual honesty.''
By that measure, perhaps Mr. Khadir would, at the same time, like to rise in the house, and suggest that Adolf Hitler be declared a hero too. After all, reservations about his past aside, it would be difficult to question his sincerity, devotion, and integrity too...
If you'd like to let Mr. Khadir know how you feel about his idea, here's his e-mail address.